The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate, closing achievement gaps, and high progress. Parkway Elementary School is being recognized for high progress, while Heights Elementary School is being recognized under the science category. Winners are selected using the Washington Accountability Index and criteria in the ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Additional information on the selection criteria may be found on OSPI's website at www.k12.wa.us.
On April 30, Parkway and Heights principals will celebrate their achievement at an awards ceremony hosted by Kentwood High School in Covington, along with other award winners across the state. Each school will take home a banner and acrylic award to proudly display in their buildings.
Clarkston School District is honored by this recognition and congratulates the staff, students, parents and communities who have all worked so hard to make this possible.
Parkway welcomes parents and encourages their participation in their child’s educational process. Volunteers are greatly appreciated. If you have established a regular time with your child’s teacher to come in and volunteer, that is fantastic and we will look forward to you consistently coming in and helping out wherever your teacher may need assistance.
If you would like to schedule a visit to the classroom, we ask that parents adhere to the following guidelines, which are established to permit visitors to observe the educational program with minimal disruption:
A. All visitors must register at the office upon their arrival at school.
B. Visitors whose purpose is to influence or solicit students shall not be permitted on the school grounds, unless the visit furthers the educational program of the district. Military recruiters will be provided the same opportunities to meet with students as higher education and employer representatives.
C. If the visitor wishes to observe a classroom, the time shall be arranged after the principal has conferred with the teacher.
D. If the purpose of the classroom visitation is to observe learning and teaching activities, the visitor may be asked to confer with the teacher before or after the observation to enhance understanding of the activities.
E. The principal may withhold approval if particular events such as testing would be adversely affected by a visit.Similarly, if a visitor's presence becomes disruptive, the principal may withdraw approval. In either case, the principal shall give reasons for the action.
F. If a dispute arises regarding limitations upon or withholding of approval for visits:
1. The visitor shall first discuss the matter with the principal;
Disruption at School Activities
The following guidelines are suggested as basic security measures to prevent/reduce disruptive activities in the school:
A. All visitors are required to check into the office upon entering a school building. All entrances must be posted.
B. A visitors badge should be worn conspicuously.
To see the full visitor policy, please ask for a copy at the office.